Skip to comments.WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 11, MARCH 15, 2013
Posted on 03/15/2013 3:25:57 PM PDT by greeneyes
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On the way home, the road was shut down for an accident. Hence, my lateness in posting and apologies for the lateness too.
Hope all is well with you and your gardens. Have a great weekend. God Bless.
Pinging the List.
Thanks. Prayers are always welcome.
I've been opening up some new garden space and hired a guy to till it. I still wound up going over it with a shovel. Every square foot of it.
Did I mention that I'm not fond of Bermuda grass roots?
Next time, I'll find some agent orange, or a nuke... or something.
Thanks right back at you.
Thanks for that. A picture is worth a thousand words. LOL
Bound to be something other than nuclear???? LOL
But that's what gardening is. Lots of rush, rush, rush work, with slower times in between.
We passed our local freeze date on Wed. and next Wed. is the vernal equinox. So right after Easter, I've got lots of stuff that needs to leave the cold frame and go into the ground. And the cold frame needs to go into storage.
The tobacco is getting too big for the little pots and is begging to go in the ground.
Tomorrow will be a beautiful day in the southeast. We will be in the woodland are near our home removing some underbruh, dead trees and such to build a naturalized greenway. No chainsaws or other mechanizations will be used. Only a simple handsaw and the might of our own hands. To The Lord be the glory for the world he has blessed us with as stewards.
Spring is definitely in the air but our temps are running 5 to 7 degrees cooler then our 130 year average temp here in Benderville. We have taken on being parents to a 8 week old pup that was up for adoption but she is a very quick learner and I’m hoping she is a good garden companion. Been working on the permanent over mature landscaping which we let get out of hand and I may call in some help with that. The main garden is still growing a nice cover crop as we plan what goes where.
We have a ways to go yet. Hubby hasn’t even started his seeds indoors yet. May is the month everything begins to jump around here. He’ll be transplanting like crazy then.
Much of our snow cover has melted, but the ground is still very hard.
That is a beautiful picture.
You are braver than I am, to take on a puppy, but I know they are great to have. Cooler weather seems to be an issue in a lot of places this year.
We are going to have cooler weather again in a few days. Our cover crops are doing well too. I think I’ll plant some lettuce and spinach in the bags of mushroom compost we had leftover last year.
If we do get a freeze, I think that we can get through with some row covers and straw.
I started some tomatoes from seed for the first time this year. I think it will delay my first harvest since I usually buy starter plants at the nursery around the end of March. But I got to admit, the seeds were much cheaper.
For the most part, I am just going to get the shortest DTM varieties that I can, and plant them outdoors. I absolutely have no room left to start anything in front of my basement windows and doors.
The upstairs windows and doors are all dedicated to Hubby’s plant projects. I can hardly wait to be able to take my indoor plant out to get some great sunshine, and give them all a good shower.